Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's solar energy company Little Sun has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of a mobile phone charger with a built-in lamp. More
This week's Dezeen Mail includes Google's new logo, images of The Broad museum in Los Angeles (pictured) and the UK's "worst" building completed this year. There's also the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
Crowdfunding represents a "huge opportunity" for architects looking to get public projects off the ground, according to the team behind the latest infrastructure project to seek funding on Kickstarter. More
Dezeen promotion: Mindblower, a new platform created to turn ideas into realised products, is inviting submissions for design concepts to be showcased at this year's London Design Festival (+ movie). More
A small writing studio designed by Aaron Neubert Architects on a hill in Los Angeles frames views of the Griffith Observatory and other landmarks through a room-sized picture window (+ slideshow). More
Movie: in the next instalment from our exclusive video series with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director recalls the difficulty in convincing Japanese architect Toyo Ito to design the gallery's 2002 summer pavilion. More
Dutch designer Nikki Gonnissen and artist Pieke Bergmans have created a series of flags for the 2015 Brazilian Design Biennial that reference the colours and shapes of buildings around the host city of Florianopolis. More